February 8, 2016
Partner Gonzalo Mon was quoted in the Corporate Counsel article “The Next Class Action Threat: Website Accessibility.” The article outlines the recent wave of lawsuits alleging popular websites violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It notes that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has postponed until 2018 plans to issue guidance on website accessibility. Mr. Mon believes that the one “grey area” that the DOJ is likely to define in 2018 is which websites are covered by the ADA. He goes on to say that if and when the DOJ issues guidelines on website accessibility, plaintiffs will still likely file class actions against companies, especially if the guidance is as detailed as he expects it will be. “Assuming there are still companies left to pursue,” he said, “the guidelines aren’t going to stop plaintiffs. It would likely bolster the arguments of these plaintiffs firms.”
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